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Reverse Engineering : Is it legal or is it a grey area? This is the story of how 2 different game companies reverse engineered the Sega Genesis 16bit console and how the courts ruled in favor of clean-room reverse engineering as a legal form of both software and hardware modification.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sega_v._Accolade
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-UYDH0lgdM
https://docplayer.net/68071111-Sega-enterprises-ltd-v-accolade-inc-what-s-so-fair-about-reverse-engineering.html
https://ghidra-sre.org/
https://wiki.megadrive.org/index.php?title=TMSS

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